Disease Information for Nelson syndrome/pituitary tumor

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Chloasma
Increased pigmentation/tanning/hyperpigmented
Renal Mass
Bitemporal hemianopsia
Kidney Mass
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Adrenalectomy/post-Cushings treatment
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
URINE Cortisol/Free Cortisol
URINE Free Cortisol/24 Hour
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
ACTH/Corticotrpin/Adrenocortical Hypertrophic hormone (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Visual Fields Test Abnormal
Visual fields/Bitemporal visual field defects
CT Scan
CT Scan/Adrenal mass
CT Scan/Adrenal Mass Bilateral
MRI/Adrenal mass/Abdomen
MRI/Bilateral Adrenal Masses/abdomen
CT Scan/Head Brain Abnormality
CT Scan/Head Enlarged pituitary gland
MRI/Head enlarging pituitary gland
X-RAY
Xray/Enlarging sella turcica
Xray/Sella turcica erosion/Skull
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Hyperpigmentation
Hypogonadism, male
Nelson syndrome/ACTH secreting pituitary tumor
Palsy, third nerve
Panhypopituitarism
Pituitary adenoma/chromophobe
Pituitary Cushings syndrome
Pituitary tumors
Secondary male hypogonadism
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Endocrine gland (category)
CLASS/Pituitary gland involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Brain/CNS disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Anatomically strategic lesion (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
PROCESS/Surgical procedure/complication (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Nelson, Nelson Syndrome, Nelson syndrome (disorder), Nelson's syndrome, Post adrenalectomy syndrome, Synonym/Post-adrenalectomy syndrome
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Yttrium/Gold radiactive brachytherapy/pituitary
Definition

Nelson Syndrome; Pituitary Tumor after Adrenalectomy; Nelson Syndrome is a disorder characterized by abnormal hormone secretion and enlargement of the pituitary gland (hypophysis); It occurs in 5 to 10 percent of affected individuals following surgical removal of the adrenal glands for Cushing Disease; Symptoms associated with Nelson Syndrome include intense skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation), headaches, visual field disturbances, and the cessation of menstrual periods in women; [NORD]

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